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Bus Rapid Transit ticks all the right boxes for bus passengers

14 July 2014 | By

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) ticks all the right boxes for bus passengers. They get faster journeys that avoid many of the congestion hotspots, more predictable journey times, usually newer buses, and, typically, better bus stop information and infrastructure. And the levels of benefit increase in line with the level of…

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The iBus system – serving as the backbone for London’s bus network

30 April 2009 | By Simon Reed, iBus Project Director, TfL

The transformation of the London bus network in recent years is a great public transport success story. Over the last decade, bus patronage in London has increased by 53%. Every weekday, over 8,000 buses run on almost 700 routes, carrying 6.4 million passengers and well over 2 billion trips are…

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The new Citea city bus

13 June 2007 | By Rémi Henkemans, Managing Director, VDL Bus & Coach

One of the highlights of this year’s UITP World Congress and Exhibition was the launch of VDL’s new Citea flat-floor city bus. The bus is the first model in VDL’s new generation of public transport buses. The Citea will replace VDL Bus & Coach’s SB 250 Jonckheer and the Diplomat…

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Greater Manchester’s bus priority package

17 December 2015 | By Peter Boulton, Head of Programme Management, TfGM

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is currently making one of the largest investments in Greater Manchester’s bus network for decades. Over 25 miles of the bus network are being either created or improved as part of a £122 million ‘bus priority package’ to improve bus connections on three key corridors…

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The case for investment in London’s bus network

6 May 2015 | By Mike Weston, Transport for London’s Director of Buses

Buses are not just an iconic symbol of London; they are its most popular form of public transport. More than 2.4 billion bus journeys are made each year, meaning half of all bus journeys made in England take place in the Capital. As Transport for London’s Director of Buses Mike…